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  • In London’s Jewish heart, planned neo-Nazi rally provokes outrage

    2 weeks ago

    Like many European Jews, Stephen Lever has mostly stopped wearing his yarmulke on the street in recent years.

    A Londoner, Lever said he fears joining the hundreds of Jews accosted annually in his native United Kingdom, often by Muslim or Arab extremists seeking to exact...

  • British security stalwarts in record demand following Paris, Copenhagen attacks

    March 16, 2015 | 9:55 am

    On a nondescript street in the London suburbs, guards with earpieces stand watch outside a brown building with blast-resistant doors and windows.

    The building does not advertise the identity of its occupants, and the guards do not appreciate loitering by individuals curious to...

  • Third generation

    March 12, 2015 | 3:17 pm

    Nick stood in the laundry room, all six feet of him towering over me, his hand cupped as if it were holding a tiny fragile bird.  I was mindlessly folding laundry when he leaned toward me and said, “Mom, can you untangle this for me? I want to wear it.” In his hand lay his Star of...

  • Europe’s undercover yarmulke journalists

    March 10, 2015 | 2:56 pm

    Sending a yarmulke-wearing man out with a hidden video camera to document anti-Semitism on the streets of Europe, particularly in Muslim neighborhoods, is quickly becoming a journalistic trope.

    First, in January, a reporter wearing a kippah walked around the heavily Muslim Malmo,...

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  • Italian politicians call on EU to establish anti-Semitism task force

    March 10, 2015 | 10:33 am

    Italian politicians asked the European Union to establish a task force on anti-Semitism following the recent attacks on Jewish targets in Paris and Copenhagen.

    The recent anti-Semitic attacks have “affected and upset” the two countries’ large Jewish communities, the politicians —...

  • German Jewish leader warns against wearing kipah in Muslim neighborhoods

    February 26, 2015 | 9:54 am

    A Jewish leader in Germany advised Jews not to wear yarmulkes in neighborhoods with large Muslim populations.

    Josef Schuster, president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, in an interview Thursday with the Berlin-based radio station rbb Inforadio recommended wearing a hat...

  • German Jewish magazine to hide publication’s name in deliveries

    February 25, 2015 | 10:48 am

    A monthly Jewish magazine in Germany said it will deliver copies to subscribers in blank envelopes as a response to recent anti-Semitic attacks across Europe.

    Judisches Berlin, or Jewish Berlin, is taking the measure to hide the publication’s name.

    “We decided to do so despite...

  • Anti-Semitic attack in Vienna occurs near far-right gala

    February 3, 2015 | 10:55 am

    Two Jews in Vienna were attacked with anti-Semitic insults, with one sprayed in the face with pepper spray, near a far-right gala.

    The Jan. 30 attack took place on Karntner Street about 500 yards from where Austria’s FPO party was holding its annual ball at the former imperial...

  • Large Jewish cemetery in Warsaw is vandalized

    February 2, 2015 | 11:19 am

    The fence of a Jewish cemetery in Warsaw considered to be one of the largest in Europe was defaced.

    The attack on the Okopowa Street cemetery took place on Saturday; the vandalism was discovered the next day. Burials are still held in part of the cemetery.

    “Jews for slaughter”...

  • Anti-Semitism watchdog: Belgian public schools becoming ‘Jew-free’ zones

    January 20, 2015 | 11:36 am

    A Belgian watchdog on anti-Semitism warned that the country’s public schools are becoming “Jew-free” zones because of harassment.

    Joel Rubinfeld, president of the Belgian League Against Anti-Semitism, made the remark in an interview for the weekly Le Vif/L’Express published ...

  • U.K. steps up security in Jewish areas in wake of Paris attacks

    January 16, 2015 | 2:23 pm

    The United Kingdom is increasing security patrols around Jewish areas in response to last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris.

    “The global picture of terrorist activity does give us heightened concern about the risk to the Jewish community in the UK,” said Britain’s assistant...

  • Anti-Semitism, an atrocious ‘trend’

    December 31, 2014 | 5:14 pm

    Our world has seen its fair share of brutality. From Hulagu Khan, who boasted about killing 200,000 Muslims during his violent week-long rampage in the city of Bagdhad which also resulted in the complete destruction of centuries-old heritage, to Vikings that took what they deemed...

  • European officials come to Newark to learn Jewish security ‘best practices’

    November 7, 2014 | 1:45 pm

    European Jewish institutions increasingly find themselves potential terror targets.

    But attempts to ramp up security at synagogues, day schools, museums and community centers from Paris to Copenhagen have been stymied both by a lingering distrust of the police among some...

  • After Twitter ruling, tech firms increasingly toe Europe’s line on hate speech

    October 24, 2014 | 11:20 am

    A little over a year after a French court forced Twitter to remove some anti-Semitic content, experts say the ruling has had a ripple effect, leading other Internet companies to act more aggressively against hate speech in an effort to avoid lawsuits.

    The 2013 ruling by the Paris...

  • A Yom Kippur forum on anti-Semitism

    By Ryan Torok

    October 14, 2014 | 11:36 am

    Is the recent uptick in anti-Semitic incidents in Europe due, in part, to the distance in time from the Holocaust and a fading memory of the 6 million Jews who perished in it? 

    This was among the topics of a panel discussion titled “Anti-Semitism in Europe: Crisis or Challenge?”...

  • Gaza, and Europe’s new wave of anti-Semitism

    September 29, 2014 | 11:22 am

    For weeks, the images filled the world’s television screens – of collapsed buildings, weeping parents and widows, and anguished calls for vengeance.  It was these scenes, of the genuine suffering of Palestinian civilians caught up in a war provoked by Hamas that have been seized on...

  • Anti-Semitism…Again.

    By Steve Greenberg

    August 20, 2014 | 1:31 pm

  • Letters to the editor: Arabs in Israel and anti-Semitism in Europe

    August 20, 2014 | 10:03 am

    A Safe Haven

    I’ve been many, many times to Israel, because we have lots of family living there, and there’s nowhere in the world we feel safer than when we are there (“Safest Place for Arabs? Israel,” Aug. 15). What David Suissa says is totally the truth: Arabs and Jews are...

  • Wanna kill me? Take a number

    August 13, 2014 | 3:09 pm

    My friend Alain Azria gave me a puzzled look when I told him, with some indignation and disbelief in my voice, that I had just heard talk of killing Jews at an unauthorized anti-Israel demonstration last month in Paris.

    A young black man with a Parisian accent told a dozen...

  • Dear Ryan Kavanaugh: Thank you

    August 11, 2014 | 11:52 am

    Last week, Relativity Media CEO Ryan Kavanaugh became the first major Hollywood executive to publicly oppose a letter condemning Israel signed by Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz. "It makes my blood boil," Kavanaugh told The Hollywood Reporter. "As the grandson of Holocaust...

  • Three Jews visit Scandinavia; an adventure in anti-Semitism

    August 11, 2014 | 11:24 am

    Just before the Israeli-Gaza conflict, I emailed Mousa, a Palestinian-American actor I know, to say that I wanted to sit down with him to discuss what's going on in the Middle East and to see if there was something the two of us could do as artists to try to help spark change for...

  • European governments must act to stem rising anti-Semitism

    August 5, 2014 | 10:58 am

    The conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza is spilling over into Europe, where in the past several weeks, Jewish communities have witnessed a chilling display of anti-Semitism, the likes of which has not been seen in many years.

    European governments need to act decisively to...

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